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Caught in the Web

Not Rated In Theaters 11/28/2013 , 121min.
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Slant Magazine
The film opts for didactic resolution instead of fully committing to the contradictions in identity and agency its main character embodies. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
No stranger to controversy, Fifth Generation Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige (Farewell, My Concubine) has always taken his country to task over bureaucratic and social issues; here, the director goes after both old-media exploitation and new-media omnipresence, and the result is less than cutting. Full Review
Deborah Young
The Hollywood Reporter
In this fast-moving, densely plotted black dramedy, a faux scandal raised by an ambitious web TV editor comes close to destroying a number of lives, offering a masterful panorama on urban, middle class China. Full Review
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
Caught In The Web grows slack as its premise evolves. Full Review
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The A.V. Club
Since making an ill-fated attempt at Hollywood with 2002’s "Killing Me Softly," Chen Kaige has slipped further and further out of relevance. Now even his elegant sense of style — the one thing keeping later efforts like "Forever Enthralled" afloat — seems to be slipping away. Case in point: Chen’s new film, Caught In The Web. Full Review

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